The Church and Labor Organization

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The Church and Labor Organization
Ever since Catholic social doctrine began to take its modern form in the late nineteenth century, the Church has been developing a complex and carefully nuanced position on the rights and responsibilities of organized labor (
Kownaki
43). This position has been outlined in papal encyclicals and other documents. Whatever spins, or perversions, were put upon Church policy by local religious, the official stand has always been that workmen have a right to organized and bargain for wages and working conditions. This was a highly unusual standpoint for an ancient and large institution when the Church first took it, and it is one that is still challenged in some quarters. Below, I will briefly introduce some of...
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